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Old 03-17-2011, 08:51 PM   #91 (permalink)
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Add another win for us, I think we might be able to pull off 60 wins.
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Old 03-17-2011, 08:56 PM   #92 (permalink)
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I can't believe this Bulls team has the potential for sixty wins. I was thinking fifty-two or so at the beginning of the year. This Bulls team is remarkable with how poor they shoot, and yet they still have a chance to win.
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The Bulls are at the top of the Hollinger power rankings for the first time this season.

http://espn.go.com/nba/hollinger/powerrankings

And, they have the highest odds of winning the championship (Hollinger-based algorithm).

http://espn.go.com/nba/hollinger/playoffodds
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Once Miami addresses a few needs they will be next to impossible to beat. The Bulls need to win this year. I can't get a measure on how dangerous this Heat team is. The Heat loose one and then they win won, that's the unpredictable behavior of a potentially dangerous team.
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Once Miami addresses a few needs they will be next to impossible to beat. The Bulls need to win this year. I can't get a measure on how dangerous this Heat team is. The Heat loose one and then they win won, that's the unpredictable behavior of a potentially dangerous team.
With the combined salaries of Wade, James, and Bosh (and all of their contracts back-loaded), it's going to be tough for them to fill their roster with all but aging veterans. I bet Riley's going to bid hard for Kurt Thomas this offseason.
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And, they have the highest odds of winning the championship (Hollinger-based algorithm).

http://espn.go.com/nba/hollinger/playoffodds
I don't know. It is a long way even to reach the finals.

At the moment it is more interesting to me, that the Bulls have the highest odds to be Number 1 in the East.
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Even though we are two games ahead of Miami, I fear they will catch us, and be first. Rose is taking A beating and Boozer is starting his annual trend of injuries, I am gonna beat that boy :spanky: if he doesn't start playing like the eighty-four million dollar man. Miami has Wade and Lebron to trade the load.
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Even though we are two games ahead of Miami, I fear they will catch us, and be first. [...]
And they only playing 4 more games against team .500+. The Bulls have 7 of these games left.

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A few thoughts. First, the bulls are not 2 games ahead of Miami they are, for all practical purposes, 4 games ahead. The bulls (and Boston) only have 19 loses and Miami has 22! And both the bulls and Boston won the season seasons against Miami so both team will win tie breaker with Maimi. Thus, Miami needs to have, at least, a one game lead on both Boston or Chicago. If Miami wins it last 12 games they will be 60 and 22. The bulls and Boston have 14 games left and if either goes 11 and 3, and considering the bulls schudule, that seems very doable, they would still have a beter record than Boston. And if Maimi loses just one game out of the last 12 than the bulls and/or Boston would have to go 9 and 5 over their last 14 games for Miami to move up from number 3 in the east. Thus, i think Maimi will be the 3rd seed come playoff time and hopefully the bulls will be number one.

Finally, Boston pulled out a big win last night but they still have a really tough schudule the next 9 days inlcuding NY at NY and against SA and then chicago and Miami next month so I like the bulls chanes once the Boz comes back for number one and if Boston tanks, and they dont look very good right now, i think Miami could move into the 2 spot but the bulls will have to play bad down the strech for Miami to move into the 1st spot.
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A few thoughts. First, the bulls are not 2 games ahead of Miami they are, for all practical purposes, 4 games ahead. The bulls (and Boston) only have 19 loses and Miami has 22! And both the bulls and Boston won the season seasons against Miami so both team will win tie breaker with Maimi. Thus, Miami needs to have, at least, a one game lead on both Boston or Chicago. If Miami wins it last 12 games they will be 60 and 22. The bulls and Boston have 14 games left and if either goes 11 and 3, and considering the bulls schudule, that seems very doable, they would still have a beter record than Boston. And if Maimi loses just one game out of the last 12 than the bulls and/or Boston would have to go 9 and 5 over their last 14 games for Miami to move up from number 3 in the east. Thus, i think Maimi will be the 3rd seed come playoff time and hopefully the bulls will be number one.

Finally, Boston pulled out a big win last night but they still have a really tough schudule the next 9 days inlcuding NY at NY and against SA and then chicago and Miami next month so I like the bulls chanes once the Boz comes back for number one and if Boston tanks, and they dont look very good right now, i think Miami could move into the 2 spot but the bulls will have to play bad down the strech for Miami to move into the 1st spot.
Thank-you, put in those terms I feel a lot better.
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Tonight, Ducan sprained his ankle, out at least two weeks. Huge blow for the Bulls because I saw Boston getting an L when they went into San Antonio, frustrated.
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Tonight, Ducan sprained his ankle, out at least two weeks. Huge blow for the Bulls because I saw Boston getting an L when they went into San Antonio, frustrated.

Duncan is very important, but obviously he is at a point in the career where he is just a cog in the wheel there. I wouldn't automatically pencil in Boston for a W based on that.
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Need to go 10-3 to get to 60 wins. It's easily achievable IMO.
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Up 0.5 on Boston again. We also have played an even amount of games as Miami and are 3 up. If we go 9-3(60 wins) and Miami somehow wins out, we still finish ahead of them. Just gotta take care of our business.
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I think the Celtics are worried about the Bulls, and here's why, in years past Doc's Mantra was that we don't need to kill ourselves during the regular season, just make the playoffs healthy. I think Doc knows the Celtics can handle the Heat with home court advantage, which they already have. I think, however, Doc is unsure about the Bulls. The way the Celtics had to fight in order to beat the Hornets and the Knicks is very uncharacteristic of the Celtics at this point in the season. I wonder if Doc believes, deep down, that the Celtics can beat the Bulls at home knowing the Bulls have only had four losses all season. I think this Celtic team is in panic mode compared to last year, and I thought maybe the Bulls emerging the way they have is the reason for this. Or maybe I am over analyzing the situation.
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